Dr Ross Doig of Willetts and Doig Optometrists is hanging up his ophthalmoscope on 21st November, following a long-standing career in optometry serving patients of all ages.
The practice was first established in 1974 by Geoff Willetts, with Ross joining the team in 2000. Ross now looks forward spending more time with his family sailing and campervanning along with their dog, Rex.
Reflecting on his career, Ross fondly shared: "When I look back on my time at Willetts and Doig, many memories come to mind. The practice has granted me the privilege of caring for the vision and well-being of our community, not only safeguarding their eyesight but also introducing us to many life-long friends as well.”
In 2011, Willetts and Doig were the first opticians on the Isle of Wight to introduce 3D OCT scanning to their practice, a service that has vastly improved the world of optometry and eyecare allowing optometrists to gain a much more thorough understanding of the health of their patient’s eyes. More recently the practice was again the first on the island to introduce Optomap Widefield retinal imaging and Essilor Visioffice technology, further enhancing the level of care and service offered.
As we transition into a new era, Ross expresses his pleasure at passing the baton to his colleagues, Jake Tinney and Leanne Worley, who are poised to carry the practice forward with enthusiasm and fresh perspectives.
Ross shared his excitement for the practice's future, saying: “I am happy that we will be able walk down Cowes High Street and reassure the many patients we bump into that the practice will still be going and stronger than ever with new young and keen partners who have chosen to settle locally and also become part of our community.
“Having worked closely with Leanne, I look forward to seeing the new plans and ideas she is bringing to the clinical side of things come into fruition. We have always tried to remain at the forefront of optometry, and I am confident that Leanne with her up to date training and knowledge will strive to continue this.”
Jake and Leanne are excited to continue building relationships with the patients in practice, stating: “We really want to continue to deliver the high standard of service and care that Willetts and Doig already provide and if there’s anything that we can do to elevate that service then we absolutely will.”
The entire team at Willetts and Doig Optometrists would like to wish Ross the best of luck and a very happy retirement!